- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Sukartini to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- 1.8″ L x 0.3″ W
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About this item: Delicate motifs take shape in sterling spheres on silver earrings. Evoking floral crowns worn by Balinese dancers, the design comes from Sukartini. The pair is enhanced with 18k yellow gold accents. .925 Sterling silver. Hook earrings, combination finish. 1.8″ L x 0.3″ W
About our Artist: Nyoman Sukartini is the full name given me by my parents when I was born. From the time I was little, my mother taught me how to be a ‘Balinese woman.’ In her mind, a Balinese woman must devote her life to God, her husband and also to society. She taught me how to cook and do housework and also how to make offerings, starting from very simple ones and continuing with the complex offerings, because almost every day is a ceremonial occasion in Bali. At the age of 16, I studied at SMIK (Sekolah Menengah Industri Kerajinan) in Gianyar. In this school, I learned batik, ceramics and other home industries for three years. Back from school, I took an apprenticeship with a silversmith in a village where they specialized in jewelry. Today I work together with local silversmiths to promote Bali’s beauty in our own way. We make different kinds of jewelry, mostly with sterling silver, in both traditional and modern styles. I was fortunate to find Novica, a place where small artisans like me can share our new ideas and designs, and have a chance to be appreciated by people from all over the world….